Witnesses in criminal cases in Norway

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Justice and the Police

Summary

A Norwegian working party has evaluated practical, non-judicial measures to strengthen the follow-up of witnesses in criminal cases.

Follow-up of witnesses in criminal cases in Norway

A Norwegian working party has evaluated practical, non-judicial measures to strengthen the follow-up of witnesses in criminal cases. The report, which proposes 27 different measures, was submitted to the Minister of Justice on 26 June 2006. The committee was chaired by the Ministry of Justice with members from the police, the prosecution service, the courts and the legal profession.

The report was directed primarily at the follow-up of witnesses who are not themselves the victims of a criminal act, but who have observed, or have knowledge about, matters that can shed light on a course of events. The measures suggested can to some degree also apply to other witnesses.

Read a summary of the report here (PDF)